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some funding to a lower level. defense was based on the list of people that got money back. it is not surprising. defense spending can generally get bipartisan agreement the meat inspectors were looking at furloughing their employees for two weeks. it could shut down almost all meat production in the country. they have restored that and they're looking at possibly avoiding those. they will figure out if they can do it and the bill and the numbers are complicated. host: here is a headline from one of your competitors -- back to the phones -- kingston, ill., on our line for republicans. caller: i have been a republican for years and years. it is not my great- republican party anymore. i am worried because i feel sorry that i am a republican but i feel sorry for the republicans. they are not doing so well and i could not get away with the gop does at their jobs at my job. i feel sorry for them. what i worry about most is granted paul. i am --rand paul. and i am an old time lutheran. rand paul is not to be trusted. it is important to know exactly the religion of our candidates.
interceptors on the west coast to the u.s. defense system. >> what more can and should the united states do in your command and others? >> if you are speaking about drugs, more assets. locating, weood at understand the network. i can always speak to that. we understand the network very well. have all sorts of airplanes from any airplane. once we identify them we can then tell them to pick up. the drivers of the boats, can turn that. they enter our legal justice system. condors in guatemala are extremely helpful to us. honduras and guatemala are extremely helpful to us. they are with us. more assets equal more tonnage, less assets equaled less tonnage. illegale pursue the drug trafficking question with a question about human trafficking. that is the flow of people who are exploited either with bad working conditions there or in this country, a sex exploitation and so forth. to what extent has that been a concern? what measures can be taken? taken it >> we watch an awful lot of flow that comes in from the middle east. we watch the traffic pattern in latin america and then they disappear in th
of egyptian air defense and arab forces, as well as the ground -- including the ground forces of egyptian military and arab forces as well as the ground war threatening. a bulletin that will remain in my mind forever stated as follows. the exercise and activities under way in egypt may be on a somewhat larger scale and more realistic than previous exercises. bey did not appear to preparations for a military offensive against israel. i remember distinctly putting to bed this current intelligence bulletin friday evening. stopping by the operation center to see any new intelligence had arrived. i was told that fatah had gone on a war footing. this worried me a bit. i thought about calling an analyst to take a look at this and other material that seem to be flowing in increased volume into the office center. it was friday and had been a long week, so i went home. my home telephone rang on a october 6. my wife passed the phone to me. on the other end of the connection was john paisley. work.d come to report to lehman. declaim and will chair at 0900. he further stated the combined armies of egy
national defense. even more so than the president's budget that he submitted last year. so while we're increasing spending on things that would drain our economy and deprive our children of obtaining jobs, we're compromising the very defense of our nation. and when does it balance? never. mr. chairman, i reject this budget and urge you to vote no. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from virginia. mr. scott: thank you, mr. chairman. i yield myself 30 seconds just before i yield to the gentlelady from the virgin islands. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for 30 second. mr. scott: the gentleman just complained about the obamacare taxes. what he didn't say is that the republican budget keeps all the taxes. they just repeal the benefits. the republican budget also does not cancel the sequester. the sequester is estimated to cost 700,000 to two million jobs. it does not cancel the sequester. in fact, they have additional cuts that would even add to those job losses. mr. chairman, i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from the virgin islands. the chair: th
worked in the office of the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for nuclear matters. civil engineering from the university of long island. theould also note that once votes start we'll keep the earing going and taking turns. we'll keep it going so this can continue. go ahead. >> good morning, chairman leahy, ranking member grassley. i want to thank you and the rest of the members of the judiciary committee for inviting me to testify here today. my organization, the association of unmanned vehicle systems international, is the world's largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotic community. we have more than 7,500 members, including more than 6,300 members in the united states. the industry is at the forefront of a technology that will not only benefit society but also the u.s. economy. earlier this month my organization released a study which found that the unmanned aircraft industry is poised to create 70,000 new jobs and $13.6 billion of economic impact within the first three years of following integration of unmanned air
of irresponsibility in the republican budget is defense. instead of increasing pentagon spending, we should reform it. the most obvious target is the nuclear arsenal larger than anything we need for nuclear deterrence. 10% of our nuclear weapons would decimate russia. a handful of missiles would wipe north korea off the map. yet they propose to spend over 2/3 of a trillion dollars over the next 10 years on this bloated arsenal. before we increase the pentagon budget, maybe we should figure out why the f-35 joint strike fighter, which is now seven years behind schedule, 70% over budget, and the pentagon still doesn't know how it's going to meet the more than $1 trillion in operating and maintenance cost. amazingly the republicans want to increase spending for the pentagon, the only major budget so flawed it can't even be audited. there are bipartisan opportunities to reduce and reform the military, but you're not hearing about it in the republican budget this week. instead of a republican rerun of a bad reality tv show, let's consider working together on areas to change how the government does busines
of security because of a wall separating them from the palestinians into a missile defense system. the israelis lost interest in the peace process. what obama was trying to tell them is you cannot ignore this problem. you have to put yourself in their shoes. the conflict is still going on. host: nathan guttman is the washington bureau chief forfor jewish daily forward. -- for jewish daily forward. can abbas delivered? guest: he is a partner that is willing to go more than half way. settlements are a big issue for the palestinians. much advice has come from this town and other places that the settlements should not be an issue. the more settlements you build, the less chance you have for a rival palestinian state. what the president did in that particular segment was, from the palestinian's point of view, that was his finest moment. he said, put yourself in their shoes. see how they endure the military occupation day after day. on the issue of settlements, there is probably some sort of agreement. everybody talks about the silent commitment by benjamin netanyahu that we will not ex
of that debate. >> there were lots and lots of gay-rights supporters who voted for the defense of marriage at who had strong support for people like the game right. the numbers are something like 87-13 in the senate incomparable in the house. the idea that it drove the adoption of doma -- >> it was an election year and a people do not have the political power to protect themselves. >> i want to ask whether, are there any intermediate positions between striking doma down entirely end up holding? i do not think so. >> you said that there are different cases. they are. statesstion is, do these have the authority to retain the traditional state of marriage? not that they have to. need a? it is the question on both. >> not asking you to yield their position. are there any interim positions in the case that the court could find between on the one hand doing what they suggested, to stay -- say the states have the full power to uphold or to change or do anything was same- sex marriages? and what the strongest view of the challengers is in prop. 8 our calls distinguishes unconstitutional. is a standing ar
's defense. it is actually the antithesis of what we need. when the budget certainty and flexibility. sequestration compromises our readiness and compounds risk. left unaddressed, it could lead to a security gap, a lapse in coverage against threats to our national security interests. it is also the law. i'm hopeful but not optimistic that both its magnitude will be defused in the budget deal appeared in the meantime we have no choice but to prepare for its effect, which is our worst-case scenario. are you feeling afflicted? if you are, you're in good company. let me tell you this. the coverage, to continue my insurance metaphor, maybe a little less than what you were used to, but it is still the best available. and it is going to get better in time. here is where i hope my confidence bring some comfort. last week i called our joint chiefs and our combatant commanders to discuss how we will lead to this latest contraction, and it is the latest contraction. it is a bit of a historical pattern. in that room, where over 600 years of military experience was around the table, i thought we
could not go forward. the police were not involved. the secretary of defense called out the calvary to push back the unruly crowd so that the women could continue their peaceful exercise of their first amendment rights. today, this is a wonderful peaceful assembly and as a liberation of how far have come in 100 years. >> this weekend, a look at the centennial celebration of the women's suffrage parade that took place on pittsylvania avenue in march, 1913 sunday at 7 p.m. eastern on c-span 3. >> "washington journal" continues. segment looks at the census numbers on publishing changes in america, what areas are thriving. our guests are marc perry from the u.s. census bureau. thank you for being here. also, to help us get perspective is lisa sturtevant from george mason university. thank you to you as well. that thek at the map u.s. census has shared. how the population is changing in 2011 to 2012. we are seeing in green, areas that are on the rise. what are the takeaways from this? populationnew estimates, these are four counties and metro areas. host: counties and metro and micro? th
they return here on c-span. today marks the 10th anniversary of the iraq war. here's part of what defense secretary hagel had to say about it in a statement released earlier from the pentagon. >> 34 years ago today, we began providing televised access to the everyday workings of congress and the federal government. the c-span networks, created by america's cable companies in 1979 and brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> we could take pictures of the brain with m.r.i. scans or c.t. scans or pet scans and see the whole thing. there is this enormous gap in between about how the circuits in the brain function in order to be able to move my hand or to look at you and process that information, or lay out in memory. we don't know how that works. with technologies yet to be invented, a lot of this is going to be technology development, a lot of it will be nanotechnology, what we aim to do is be able to record from thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of brain cells at the same time, be able therefore to underis stand how these circuits work. that's the brain activi
of the best parts, it gets our priorities right. and it provides for the common defense. there is only a few things we should be doing here, but it provides that. it replaces and repeals the president's sequester and makes sure our men and women in uniform have what they need. i encourage my colleagues to support this bill that gets our economy growing and has our priorities right and protects and preserves those programs for our seniors and provides for the common defense. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from maryland. mr. van hollen: let's be very clear. if you give states one-third of the amount of money they are currently getting from medicaid and ask them to do the same job, which is what this budget would do just 10 years from now, you will, as the nonpartisan independent congressional budget office, say, quote, reduce access to care. that's the bottom line. with respect to the voucher program, premium support again, i don't really care what label you attach to it. the impact is the same. if you want to achieve the out-years budget savings our
not visit. secretaries of defense routinely visit countries where we do not have troops deployed, but it would get everybody guessing, wouldn't it? in a similar vein, i would like to see the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff visit. these kind of visits provide a framework to get at questions like balances, institutions vs individuals, arms sales and their conditions and some useful words of advice, both to those in the ascendancy and to those in the opposition, because as i said, i think all parties need it. one individual who has not yet come of it is muqtada all solder. i am keen to hear your thoughts -- muqtada al-sadr. i am keen to hear your thoughts on him playing a constructive role as a shia nationalist figure and potentially seeking to break further from the broader shia coalition and ally unnis andent with sienese kurds, playing the role of a spoiler. would that be a positive development, in any of your fors, or a prescription even more trouble ahead? >> muqtada al-sadr has been a rather unpredictable player on qi stage.a he came in on a wave of love and admiration b
of defense and we knew when they came into the room, the situation room, when they heard the report, how the decisions were made in that white house. and we knew when people left the situation room perhaps to go to something else, i don't remember any of them just simply going to bed. what we don't know is this, this is what this congress needs to put together. we need to have a select committee, a joint committee -- excuse me, mr. speaker, we need a committee that is a committee comprised of the best individuals we can find from the relevant committees here in this congress, or any other individuals in this congress that have special expertise that raise their knowledge base and their credibility to the point where we can get the maximum report coming out of this congress, the circumstances that we have today on looking into the benghazi incident and the events that flowed from that are several committees that have part of the jurisdiction. the select committee on intelligence has part of the jurisdiction. and they have held some hearings and they have some knowledge. we don't know what
the years, i have introduced legislation for mandatory defensive training. you had an answer to a question that i would beg to differ. you're absolutely right, my good friend is going to allow me to share his example. i thank him for his leadership. you're probably right, that the airplane would not go down. what you have is a compact area that flight attendants are dealing with passengers, and under the new laws, no doors will be opened for their release. my question to you -- i am going to leave out the manicurist at -- if i were to take my knife, and the like this to him, would he bleed? >> i assume. if you stop him? >> that is correct. >> yes. >> what we would have is either an organized a series of activities that might injure every single flight attendant that is on that plane. tking that claim almost -- and moving disaster target. we know we have energetic passengers to come to the aid of the flight attendants. as far as i'm concerned, it would be a crisis situation that would occur. i understand the logic that says my officers have more important work to do. my concern is if it cou
, these are issues that we work in detail in the ministry of defense with, sthees are issues -- these are issues in which the government is involved in. and i think we're confident that we are going to improve matters. subject to of course the way in which this fighting season evolves. over. >> to follow up, does this portend that as coalition forces pull back, that as the fighting season ensues and continues on, that we may see even higher afghan casualty rates given what we're seeing now? >> i mean, it's impossible to predict this, of course. but the plain fact is that as the intensity of operations increases during the course of the summer, it would be logical to assume that casualty rates might well increase with it. i can't predict that but that is something that of course we are keeping a very weathered eye on and it's important that we make sure that we sustain this through the fighting season. over. >> hi, general. john harper. what would you estimate the size of the insurgency to be at this point? and how many insurgents have laid down their arms and gone through the formal reintegratio
minister's last line of defense. but bolus and boys are both in this together. understand, they don't understand, you need a recovery made by the many, not just a few people at the top. we have had new turns on charities and churches and caravans, but what is the one policy, what is the one policy that they are committed to. the top rate tax cut. speaker, john the banker? remember him. he has had a tough year with 1 million pounds. what does he get? of 42,000e tax cut pounds next year. half thousand pounds. double the average wage. that are ofe -- little better, bringing home 5 million pounds per year. the prime minister does not like to hear what he agreed to. 250,000t of nearly pounds. and at the same time, everyone else pays the price. the chancellor is giving with one hand and taking far more away with the other. disabled people are hit by the bedlam tax and millions pay more for the millionaires to pay less. the chancellor mentioned child for these 7 billion and offering 700 million pounds. what of the families waiting for the child care. they have to wait over two years, for t
the motion. the clerk: h.r. 933, an act making appropriations for the department of defense, department of veterans affairs, and other departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2013, and or other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to concur. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 318. the nays are 109. the motion is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal which the chair will put de novo. the question is on agreeing to the spomplee of the journal. -- speaker's approval of the jurem. so m
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